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What can cause itchy blotches on a childs skin?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Usually hives: Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction. Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sensitive skin: This might be a new soap, new clothing, new pet....a skin irritant. Could also be a viral infection. If persistent or bothersome, please see your doctor.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2019

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